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AttacTV´s first report about Rio+20 and People´s Summit at Rio de Janeiro.

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“Rivers for Life” is the theme for the performance that hundreds of indigenous people have carried out in Copacabana Beach to show the world their struggle to save the Amazon. The People’s Summit has been the venue chosen by different ethnic groups and peoples to denounce the construction of hydroelectric   Read More ...

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Statement of Anti-­fracking groups at the Cupula Dos Povos. June 22nd 2012,Rio de Janeiro. For a Future without Fracking! Gathered in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 22nd June 2012 during the Peoples’  Summit, we,  activists and campaigners engaged in the struggle against shale  gas and shale coal and shale oil from around the   Read More ...

Categories: Declarations

Declaration – Blue Pavilion. People’s Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 21, 2012. We, movements for the defense of water and Mother Earth gathered at the Blue Pavilion inside the Cúpula dos Povos, collectively share a vision that water is a commons, not a commodity. The Earth’s pristine waters give   Read More ...

Categories: Declarations

Governments mark 50 years of failure… and a couple of nano-steps forward. It’s difficult to describe Rio+20 as anything other than a tragedy. Despite years of preparation and months of negotiations, nothing said or done in Rio can cover up not just the 20 lost years since the original 1992   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

A group of civil society organisations has written a letter to the UN and Rio+20 delegates outlining their opposition to the outline agreement. Here is what it says: The Future We Want is not to be found in the document that bears this name. The Future We Want is not   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

Short animated film about the takeover of nature by financial markets and the real alternatives coming up from the civil society. An iniciative of SOMO, European Attac Network, Food&Water Europe, Friends of Earth, Amis de la Terre, Carbon Trade Watch, WEED, Ecologistas en Acción, Aitec and Campagna per la riforma   Read More ...

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In this video from Via Campesina, Nettie Wiebe talks about the corporate land grabs as part of the Rio+20 agenda. “With the dominance of corporate agriculture, we are seeing many landgrabs, watergraps and seagraps — grabs of all living materials — by the corporate sectors for their profitability, for their   Read More ...

Categories: Videos